How to take a file and get it printed online...correctly. :)


#1

I think I have a part mocked up that is ready to print.

air vent attempt #2.14 support.stl (128.4 KB)

I went to something or other xyz and uploaded a file for a quote. I got back about $40. Having never done 3D printing, it was higher than I expected. My real question however is that in the quote, it had the dimensions as 1.97x1.97.1.97. This is throwing me because I need the exact dimension I mocked up and I have a 3"x3" platform as part of my piece fabricated.

Can anyone help me out with the process of getting my file into the right end product?

Thanks so much.


#2

Hey there, can you upload the SketchUp model you had drawn for this? When I load the stl file in CURA, it shows up super tiny. The dimensions they have in the quote might be in millimeters.

The price is probably dependent on a few factors: the material, the amount of time this will take to print, and if any support structure is needed for the print.


#3

I imported your STL file into SketchUp (into an “inch” model) and exported it again as a binary inch model:

I uploaded it to Shapeways and selected “inches” as the units:

Plastic prices are about $16-$20.


#4

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